Clearing Nut Tree
Botanical Name: Strychnos potatorum Linn..
Common Name: Clearing nut tree, Nirmali (Hindi), Tettrankottai (Tamil), Katakah (Sanskrit)
Distribution: Deciduous forests of West Bengal, central and southern India
In Religion and Mythology
The tree is associated with Lord Thyagesar.
The decoction of the fruit pulp is used to treat dysentery, cough and diabetes. The seeds are used to turn muddy water clear.